From the Top

From the Top celebrates the energy of America's kids and the power of classical music through broadcasts, live events, education programs, and more.

Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, each one-hour broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. From the Top is taped before live audiences in concert halls from Boston to Honolulu.

When and where to tune-in

Sundays at 5pm on Classical 91.5

Available On-Demand

Currently on From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

From the Top visits Boston, MA; Princeton, NJ; and New Albany, OH in addition to two stops in the Lone Star State: El Paso and the Texas State International Piano Festival at Texas State University.

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Recently on From the Top

Tuesday, March 18th - 2pm

In celebration of From the Top’s show at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on March 19th, host Julia Figueras welcomes pianist and From the Top host Christopher O’Riley and flutist Sir James Galway to WXXI’s studio

Sunday, October 28th - 5pm

Batavia resident and soprano Emily Helenbrook performs from the Chautauqua Amphitheatre.

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From the Top is in New York State, featuring two of Rochester's own students who are performing in the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.  They are violinist Helen Wong and violist Martine Thomas

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From the Top presents two Van Cliburn prizewinners, this month from Wingate University (June 15).